Competition Time!

100 Word Short Story

Send us your Drabbles (a short story in precisely 100 words, not including the title). Open genre – let your imagination run wild.

Email us your submission in the body of an email to:
with the subject line ‘100 Word Short Story Comp’.

Please include a 50 word (max) author bio accompanied by an original photo/image (to avoid any copyright issues). Don’t forget to add any links to your social pages/where to find your other works.

Deadline for submissions: 1st April 2022.

Prize: £10 (GBP) Publication on our website, social media platforms AND featured on our podcast.

Rules: £1 entry fee per story. Send payment via paypal to: with your story title as reference. Multiple submissions accepted. Work must be your own. Only send in work that has not previously been published.

**NOTE** If your submission is accepted – we may contact you about the possibility of recording an audio version to feature on an episode of our Pocket Fiction Podcast. Please therefore state, when submitting, if you’d like to opt in or out of this medium.

We look forward to reading your stories!

*Please read the below T&C’s before submitting your work.

*T&C’s for Writers:

  1. You retain the copyright to your work and can still publish it elsewhere after the competition closes. Please be aware that having your work on ‘Pocket Fiction’ may be classed as ‘published previously’ by other publishers.
  2. We politely request that work be proofread to a high standard before submission.
  3. We reserve the right to correct SPAG errors before publication in order to maintain the high quality of the site.
  4. We will not publish stories which in our view contain discrimination or may justifiably cause offence. We reserve the right to warn readers of the potential effects of story content.
  5. Unfortunately, we cannot offer feedback on your entries.
  6. By submitting your stories you are accepting these terms and conditions.

Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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